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president obama had the tinyist of lead going into this election day. >> i expect it to be more tired. given the number of events and hours and i think i got energy for the people that i spent time with, whether at the rope line or the rallies. when you have ten thousand people cheering you, you get a real boost from it. >> now, let me show you this video. the plane carrying mitt romney landed here in boston. and the governor had just returned from that swing from a day of campaigning. romney and ryan, we are told at this moment are next door in a hotel next to a convention center and president obama is in chicago waiting to see if he will get a second term and that where my colleague, ken pritchett. >> reporter: we are waiting fort arrival of his audience. thousands of people should be let in the doors in about an hour or so. they will be watching the returns hour by hour. we talked to democratic national communications brad woodall will be looking at as they try to gauge the outcome, the first focus is on virginia and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those st
. ♪ >> chris: president obama and governor romney try to drum up support. but it is really about the ground game. who has been more effective in getting out early voters? who will have the better organization tuesday? we'll talk last-minute strategy with david axelrod, senior advisor for the obama campaign. and, rick beeson, political dra director for team romney and the electoral map, how does each side get the 270 votes they need to win? we'll ask our sunday panel to survey the battleground states and look for any surprises. and, from the storm of a lifetime to one of the tightest presidential races ever, we go "on the trail." all, right you now on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again. this time, from fox news election headquarters in new york. and, we are back on standard time, and we hope you set your clocks back, one hour. well, it is finally here. the last 48 hours, of the seemingly endless campaign. and, for both sides it us all about getting supporters all to vote. we want to talk about ground game tactics with each camp, starting with david axelrod, senior strategist fo
, very disappointed. it remains to be seen whether president obama can gather up the supporters of mitt romney. he said he wants to be helpful to the president. he will pray for the president and that he will be supportive. but it remains to be seen whether half of the country that seemed to have voted for someone else tonight will be able to support president obama. he is now left the stage and as you see behind me, all of these folks are leaving too. this is the situation here in boston, reporting live rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> from a very quiet and subdued boston, we go to a very lively chicago where president oe -- obama is expected to come out momentarily with his acceptance speech. ken wayne has been following this. we've been waiting for some time, what are you hearing. >> reporter: i would describe people's reaction to that concession speech we heard from governor romney as respectful. there was no booing in the audience that i was able to pick up on and applauding for points that governor romney had in his speech. what everybody is waiting for is president obama
in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for trying but pennsylvania is not a state where romney has a fighting chance. >> well, i don't think so. david axelrod put it best, pennsylvania is a prayer, not a plan for the romney campaign. it is a state that it will be tighter than it was in 2008 but not a state that is going to be in his column. the data that we ha
boston. let's begin with ken in chicago with president obama's campaign. >> reporter: this is where president obama will be tonight to hold what his supporters hope will be a victory speech. let's take a quick look at the venue. this is where the president will take to the stage with his family and that of vice president joe biden. what time he makes an appearance depends on the time of the returns. there are seats here for thousands of the president's supporters, most of them will be campaign volunteers, a few of whom president obama thanked this morning when he made a surprise visit to a field office in chicago. he even cold called. >> is this annie? hi, this is barack obama. how are you in i'm doing -- you know... [ laughter ] >> i don't think she knows it's me. >> my name was barack obama. you know, the president of the united states. how are you? you know, can i just say, you were really polite to me when you didn't know who i was. that's so nice. >> reporter: as you can see, it was light work for president obama on this election day afternoon. he even played a game of basketba
. the state of california goes to the democrat, not surprisingly, obama as -- the polls have just closes in california. nothing reporting yet but we are 100% sure california goes to obama. the state of washington not surprisingly to the democrat obama. the state of idaho, goes to romney. 91 votes to 52 votes, we are sure of ourselves around here and then the state of hawaii, good evening to you and you have elected -- you have given your votes to obama. now to the important states which are still undecide. that will begin with the state of virginia. a state that we have been watching all night long. now three fourths of all precincts reporting. romney with a slight lead but still to close to call according to the decision team. the state of ohio which we thought would be the big teller of the night, obama at the moment at least has opened up a lead but only two thirds of all precincts reporting and ohio is still to close to call as is iowa, six votes up for grabs, important state in this election. obama with what looks like it's a lead but because of the precincts still out it's to close
, first lady, and their daughters emerged at their victory party. in his victory speech president obama spoke about working with both sides of the aisle. >> in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> the president and his family spent the night in chicago and will return to the white house this afternoon. during his second term, president obama again will be working with a republican controlled house and a democratic controlled senate. we're beginning to have more on the balance of power coming up in 15 minutes. >> hundreds of president obama local supporters got together in san francisco to watch returns come in. this was the democratic watch party at the former tower records store in the castro district. the crowds cheered as states were called in. >> having an obama administration supporting health care, taking the issues of those that have the least and need the most is mass i have for my family and for this nation. >> after the entire race was called, supporters
>> there you have it, the victory speech by president obama and joe biden and his family. the president said he is returning to the white house for four more years. he returns more determined than ever to tackle the problems of this nation. he said he spoke to governor romney and congratulated him. he said the family has chosen to give back and it is a legacy that we honor tonight. that was the work done by the romney family. this was a speech filled with campaign workers, campaign volunteers the president said this is the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics after his victory tonight, it may be hard to argue the case other wise. the president said -- tried to lay an optimistic tone. we have a war that ended and a war that will soon end. this was an expensive campaign. as much as the excitement is here tonight, it is worth noting that we have a president returning to office and a senate still being held by the democrat, the house being held by a republican. to think a division in washington where we have seen, a cooperation between those groups ove
to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president barack obama elected to a second term vowing to unit a bitterly divided nation. >>> get ready to pay more taxes. why californians say it's worth it and how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we are live in san jose where we have the results on several important measures here in the county you may be surprised at what passed and what didn't. >>> many of you voted for warmer weather and you got it but now the results are coming in and it will be colder. we'll talk about that ktvu channel 2 news coming up. >>> good morning. welcome to wednesday it's november 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. day after election day. let's start with steve paulson. i voted for warm weather. i'm glad we have two more days. >> no. >> we're done? >> we're done. already the fog has come back to the coast. there will be a big change in that weather pattern. fog is coming back to the coast and rain as well. highs today 60s and 70s. >>> check out this amazing picture of this spectacular crash. a big wig heading eastbound slammed into center di
th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney made his concession speech just after midnight. romney said he and paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill the hopes to lead the country in a different direction. so ann and i ask to you pray for the -- ask you to pray for the nation. >>> 7:03. governor jerry brown is claiming an historic victory for the first time in eight years. california voters have app
down to this very day. the presidential ad shows mitt romney and president barack obama neck in neck in the all battleground states. they are just about to battle and then he is taking a very unusual step continuing to campaign. he then heats heads back in boston. the first lady michelle obama and president barack obama are heading home watching the election returns come in from there. we will have an election day guide to all of the key moments for when results are expected to come in. >>> both democrats and republicans are starting their last election and have ewill have more on who they are targeting. >>> campaign headquarters will be targeting voters in swing states. you can see all the people they are supporting and inside everything is ready to go. inside it is the symbol, the one they say represents politics. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and und
to prepare your portfolio for the "next" 4 years. plus, why the obama win could cause angst for some money managers. yet another uprising rocks greece. and parts of the north east brace and evacuate ahead of a storm. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's wedensday, november 7th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: election 2012 turned into the money battle of the century. 6 billion dollars later, networks are projecting the democrats remain in control of the senate, republicans will run the congress and president obama retains the white house. while our journey has been long we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the usa the best is yet to come. i have just called pres obama to congratulate him on his victory on election day the dow surged 134 points, the nasdaq up 12 and the s&p 500 up 11. gold and oil also rallied.. with gold continuing to add on another 8 dollars last night.. while oil pulled back a few cents after ralling more t
there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >>> president barack obama is elected for the second term vowing to unit a bitterly divided nation. >>> upsetting congress coming up. we'll take a look at the results from the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low c
. and democratic senator kent conrad and congressman chris van hollen. plus, president obama looks ahead to a second term, while republicans look to regroup. we'll ask our sunday panel about what both sides need to do, moving forward. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. on veterans day. when we honor the military, for their service to our nation. and, sadly, we begin today with a dramatic fall from grace, of one of the most respected military men of this generation. cia director and retired four star general david petraeus stepped down friday after admitting to an extramarital affair. joining us to discuss that and upcoming hearings on the deadly terror attack in libya is the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, senator, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thank you very much, chris. >> chris: in a statement friday you said you understand petraeus's decision to resign, but that you wish that president obama had not accepted that. after more revelations, this weekend, do you still feel that way? >> i
: president obama's acceptance speech ended a long run for the white house. he started that speech with a theme of bringing people together. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> reporter: president obama says he congratulated governor romney on a hard fought campaign. >> the romney family chosen to give back to america through public service and that is the legacy we honor tonight. >> reporter: instead of a narrow victory, president obama scored a decisive win in the electoral college and he acknowledged the volunteers that helped make that possible. >> to the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics. [ cheers and applause ] >> we love our president. he did an awesome job. four more years. >> glad to have him back. >> it is a wonderful night. >> the president says he is looking forward to reachingitute republicans to solve problems -- reaching out to republicans to solve problems. >> it is better the second time around. always better the second time around. >> the crowds are going home, the party is over
obama's election win? traders share their opinions later in traders unplugged. but first, in the wake of superstorm sandy, business owners are looking into disaster recovery options. learn how to protect yourself next, with bill moller. recently 2 east coast storms in 2 weeks. the weather can really wreak havoc, not just with lives of citizens, but also with the smooth operation of businesses. companies protect themselves, of course, with insurance, but more & more companies are implementing disaster recovery systems. let's talk with curtis peterson. he's vice president of operations for ringcentral, a cloud business phone system provider. and curtis, a business insures the hardware, but the point is they also need to back up the software, and that's what disaster recovery is all about. > > it sure is. and it's really backing up both. it's making sure that the hardware and is protected, and specifically the data on the systems is retained during any of these types of disasters that you mentioned. > > hurricane sandy took out a lot of businesses along the east coast and their systems.
and president obama criss- crossed the country in last- minute campaign efforts, more than 200 lawyers from the non- partisan "election protection" group spread out across states such as ohio to make sure potential voters were not discriminated against or intimidated. legal challenges that could delay the outcome for weeks are the last things investors say they want. "the worst thing for business is uncertainty, and that's what's affecting the market now." already there have been two dozen lawsuits within the past six months challening photo i.d. requirments and limited poll hours. "there's trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines. trillions." if the vote is close, it could trigger recounts. in florida, a recount must be completed within 12 days. but in ohio it could take more than a month. and there's provisional ballots, ballots counted only after a voters' elgibility has been proven. more than 200,000 provisional ballots were cast in ohio in 2008. more are expected this time. "my expectation is that by the end of november, we'll know what the outcome is." what triggers a recount var
. >>> the challenges ahead for president obama after the brutal election campaign. that is one of the top stories you will see just ahead. >> good afternoon. i am tori campbell. we will have full coverage in a minute. with developments in the east bay, these pictures are just in to the newsroom from san lee and doe -- san leandro, this is 880. the highway patrol said a truck spilled 185 gallons of lye on the road just before 9:30 this morning. they told us how the driver found out about the leak. >> the driver was driving down the freeway and another driver pointed out. was painting to the cargo and he pulled over to inspect and found out there was a leak in one of the containers. >> the chp said none of the material got into the storm drain. the lanes could be closed for another two or three hours during the clean up. >>> a triumphant president obama is looking at four more years after an electrifying victory that caused the crowd to go wild in chicago. >> mr. obama said his re-election is a call to action. he said the best of his work as president is yet to come. he made it c
." >>> and still to come a video to show how the president celebrated after the election. >> barack obama is in pa jauch mas. this is pajama obama. >> i think it's cool they got the camera into the white house bedroom. >> see the post-obama pajama party. >> we have >>> it's time for our thursday edition of the best of "rtm" where we tell you about a bonus video you can find on our website. see what we have. >> beth, this is a video creepy and walking around going up behind people covering their eyes saying, guess who? except they're strangers. >> he comes up with the most awkward pranks. >> he's refined his awkwardness to make his videos funny, they're popular, get a lot of attention. how do all the people react when andrew does this pranks, you'll have to watch. >>> and to watch, head to our website and click on best of "rtm." >>> you never know what you'll see on a dashcam in russia. traffic stopped. brake lights on and this shirtless, shoeless guy comes running up over the hood of the car. the guys in the car jump out, start beating him. >> this guy's running from the cop, but the people in the
the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from the golden state. >> i, like many californians went out here to help. i went out to chicago about four days ago. >> reporter: here to work the battleground states, where the polls indicate the president overall has
. >>> it's now hours away, president obama gets ready to make the first major speech since his reelection tuesday night ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to a brand new day. it's a friday, november 9th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. rosemary orozco is in for steve today. rain done for the day for the most part. >> we will leave a few lingering showers and unstable, that means the possibility of thunderstorms. some of us heard the thunderstorms rumbling overhead in the overnight hours. we have seen a break, most of the bay area looking at mostly cloudy skies in parts of the south bay and over the north bay, it is partly cloudy and cold. we're talking just a few degrees in some cases from freezing. 37 in pa. scattered showers -- in napa. scored showers remain in the forecast. i'll have that time line for you coming up. >>> right now on interstate 880. it looks pretty good. rosemary orozco talked about a cell moving through t
. reporting live from fremont, back to you. >> thank you, janine. >>> in election 20 12news. president obama and governor mitt romney are pulling out all of the stops as they make their final push with one day left before election day. ♪ >> president obama was joined by the boss. bruce springsteen. this is one of several states which could be a toss up tomorrow. the president reminded voters of the event. voters have a clear choice when they go to the polls. wisconsin tomorrow you have a choice to make. it's not just a choice between two ditts or two parties. it's a choice between two divisions for america. >> president obama is also attending rallies today in ohio and iowa while governor romney is making his final push in ohio and florida. at one point, the two will only be seven miles apart, holding rallies in columbus. >> if you believe america should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for a real change. >> reporter: rot claims a second -- mitt romney claims a second term threatens the american american. both campaigns are ex-- threatens the a
-american dictator but leaders of the muslim brotherhood. should president obama put more pressure on the egyptian government, even threaten to cut off aid, to get hamas to stop firing those rockets? >> he needs to exert every kind of pressure he can, chris to try to make sure it doesn't escalate into a full-blown war between the palestinians and the israelis and, whatever that takes. but, you know, the problem the israelis have is that these rockets are being fired on them, from places that they can't reach by flying over in the air and they are putting them in school yards where they are surrounded by schoolchildren and firing them from marketplaces crowded with people. and, israel has a right to protect itself. and, if sending ground troops in is the only way they can clean out these nests of rockets being fired at them, you know, you can't blame them for doing it. >> chris: all right, let's turn to benghazi. both of you held closed-door hearings this week with top administration officials and david petraeus reportedly dead, in these closed door hearings while he always believed terrorists were
,000. turnout in the 2008 presidential election reached 81% a high that was attributed to mr. obama's popularity. >>> tuesday is a critical vote in san francisco. five supervisors are up for reelection. and they are spending the weekend going door to door. two of the tightest races involve seats for the richmond district and hate ash berry. christina oh laogai has been criticized for her vote to retain ross mirkarimi as sheriff. >>> transportation quality it's a big issue in alameda county this election week. measure b1 proposes to raise the half cent sales tax to a full cent. it would generate $8 billion over the next three decades. money would pay for projects including improving ac transit and bart operations, widening freeways, and adding bike and pedestrian pathways. they fear the benefits wouldn't be enough. it would increase to 9.25% in most alameda county cities. one of the highest in the state. we posted more information on tuesday's vote just go to our website at ktvu.com and click on the 2012 election tab. >>> the numbers didn't quite add up in the million puppet march. >> all these n
to take their minds off is the devastation even if it was just for a might. >>> president barack obama gets back on the campaign trail and they are focusing on the super storm. mitt romney meantime campaigns in virginia and coming up at 6:15 the controversy calm -- controversial campaign that attacks president barack obama from the bailout. >>> how are the roads out there? >> well, incase you have not looked tside or incase you are turning on the television, let's go outside and take a look at what we have. yesterday this at this time it is going to be much more of a normal day getting in and out of san francisco and that goes for transit as well. san mateo bridge, you can see it is wet on the roads there, not bad traffic as you head over to the peninsular. and this morning in the silicone valley, northbound 101, we are off to a nice start getting into the west valley you may want to take advantage of your opportunity, let's go to steve. >> san jose didn't get that, clearing tonight and we'll see that fog form willing. it went into the north bay and stalled out. it is really starting t
? . >>> with less than three days until election day both president obama and mitt romney crisscrossed the country in an all out sprint towards the finish line. >> we have almost forgotten what a real recovery looks like and what americans can achieve when we limit government instead of the limiting the dreams of our fellow americans and that is about to change. [ applause ] >> romney ended his day in colorado, but i started across the country in new hampshire and then appeared in iowa and ohio. polls show mitt romney and president obama running neck- and-neck. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy, not changed. refusing to answer questions about details of your policies until after the election, that has definitely not changed. >> president had some star power, singer john mellencamp and kate walsh opened for him in iowa and singer katy perry appeared. >>> there were long lines of voters in the critical swing state in ohio. president obama's re-election campaign had gone to court to chala plan by ohio to cut back on early voting. supreme court denied ohio's request, handing a
for the gas. >>> today is the final full day of campaigning. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are making their final appeal to voters. most polls are showing the presidential race in a dead heat. coming up in nine minutes what they are focusing on. supreme court has ordered an arizona group who worked behind an $11 election. governor jerry brown tax hike proposal and proposition 32. california teachers are working phone banks across the state encouraging people to vote for proposition 30 tomorrow and opponents rather of prop 30 are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> six days ago october 29th i gave birth to this little guy. he's going to be in public schools in five years. i have a first grader as well. prop 30 is vital not only to my career but to my kids and kids in california. >> what we see in this proposition is a kind of a cynical effort to threaten voters with a loss of education in order to get their vote for more funding for the general fund. >> at 4:30 today governor brown will attend a get out the vote rally in san francisco with focus on supp
:06. both presidential -- both president obama and mitt romney are making their way through the battleground states for the last day of campaigning before the election tomorrow. coming up -- whereby the candidates stand and how they are swinging the tight election in their push for the white house. >>> in new jersey, governor chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots in polling stations that have lost power. and new jersey voters who have been displaced by the storm wills have have the option of factions or e-mailing their ballots and voters could get another day to cast their ballots if turnout falls below 25%. >> you're gonna vote old school, approved --er. it will take us longer to count but we have to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york city can have a tough time. polling locations at all five of the boroughs have been relocate order combined. >>> and they had a small earthquake in new jersey, it was a magnitude 2.0 quake. while the quake didn't cause a lot of damage, some people did hear a loud boom. the last time they had a quake that siz
started. >>> both president obama and mitt romney are making their way through the battleground states on their last day of campaigning before election day tomorrow. coming up at 5:15 where the candidates stand in the latest polls. >>> election officials say they are hopeful super storm sandy won't keep the voters from the polls despite wide spread power outages. in new jersey governor chris christie will be able to cast paper ballots. they will also have the option of faxing or e-mailing their ballots. voters in some new york counties could get an extra day to cast ballots if turnout falls below 24%. >> you will all vote old school. you will vote paper ballot. which means we'll take it a little longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to count. >> we will do whatever we can. we have got to make sure everybody can vote. >> voters in new york could have an especially tough time casting a ballot. polling locations have been relocated or combined due to the storm. >>> time now almost 5:06. new this morning a small earthquake in a part of new jersey still recovering from th
obama will speak to the nation. the first time since being re- elected. the president will speak from the white house at 10:05 our time this morning. coming up for you at 7:15, the message the president is expected to give congress about how to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. also this morning, john boehner will be holding his own news conference. that one is at 8:00. he's expected to sell us the republican position about avoiding that cliff. boehner said he's "the most reasonable guy in washington." he believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> 7:04. they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election. but mitt romney's top campaign official in florida now says president obama will win the state. president obama leads romney in florida. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama won the election even without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> schools are scrambling to readjust their budgets after the passing of the proposition in california. schools w
election day headquarters in boston. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama is already back home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swing voters. after all we saw how every vote was important in 2000. >> they are hearing from a lot of folks. >> they want to get them out the door and make sure they hit the polling areas. >> exactly this is an importa
injured. >>> turning now to 607 at the white house, president barack obama meets with middle-class americans and with corporate ceos. he is pushing his ideas for a corporate cliff to renew middle- class tax cuts before they expire at the end of the year. coming up, how the white house is also using social media to rally public support for its position. >>> well 400,000 are watching it happen in washington and that's because of emergency federal unemployment benefits due to expire december 29th unless congress is due to expire. they are noticing the possible loss of benefits which are going into the mail this week. >>> 6:09 is the traffic and certainly could be an issue as we get some rain, let's check in with tara who is in for sal. >> people need to take it slow with the rain coming in. we have a map showing an accident on grant line road and this is sort of a slow stretch anyway so of course it is not helping the situation. up next we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and the metering lights are on so give yourself some extra time and that bong is extending back to t
. >>> president barack obama honored the nation's vets and the president laid a wreathe at the tomb of the unknown and he said he will never forget the sacrifices made by service members and their families. they greatly diminished al qaeda. >>> they are cop willing up in 15 minutes and the battle to the land and the member morial question. they will be back at the bargaining table later this morning. workers stayed there for more than two hours and many shoppers say they are getting tired of crossing the picket line and they hope this labor dispute will be held for the holidays. >> union and managers will not discuss what negotiations are being madement cal fire said wildfire danger has decreased with the cooler temperatures and the rain and the burn suspension has been listed but anybody -- lifted but anybody who wants to burn does have to check with agencies. >>> firefighters say when the weather stat to cool town and in mountain view, he listed for the heat amount bringing outdoor heaters inside. potential were responding to dab both were responding to house fires for people trying to heat thei
>>> it has finally arrived. election day 2012. we will find out if the race between president obama and republican mitt romney is too close to call. >> reporter: the polls are open and we are live in san jose and we will show you how busy it is. >> we are live in san mateo county where republicans and democrats are busy racking up minutes on the cell foes. -- phones. how it's connected to the election. >> we have reporters all over with team coverage of all the critical races voters are deciding today. mornings on 2 begins right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu monks on -- mornings on 2. >> welcome to mornings on 2 i am dave clark. >> i am tori campbell tuesday november 6th. it's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his b
storm in the northeast. president obama spoke in green bay, wisconsin just a few hours ago. >> governor romney has been using all his tail limits as a sales map to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> with just five days left until the election president obama hit the trail today and came out swinging against mitt romney, he also touched preyful on the storm's impact, pledging to help those whose lives in his words have been turned upside down. >> there is no question in my view that -- that we really can't have four more years like the last 4 years, i know the obama folks are chanting 4 more years, four more years but or chant is this, five more days, five more days is our chant. >> just about an hour ago mitt romney held a rally in roanoke, virginia, romney once again asked supporters to donate to the red cross to help the storm victims but he quickly turned his sites on the election, mocking president obama for suggesting a cabinet level department of business. romney said
's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in ohio. but a new poll shows nationwide the race remains a virtual deadlock. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country support president obama. while 48% say they are voting for his challenger mitt romney. >>> new at noon community members in an east oakland neighborhood at this hour are celebrat
coming up. >>> president obama faces his second term, the first family left chicago this morning. they returned to the white house where it is back to work for the president. president obama says he will reach out to top republican and democratic leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts this country is facing at the beginning of the year. >> mitt romney didn't make any public appearances today but jon but-off -- but speaker of the house john boehner congratulated the president while offering to work with president obama. >> if there is a mandate it is for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. >> john boehner addressed the budget cuts to the pentagon and some programs that will begin next year. both republicans and democrats have said they will try to avoid those so-called fiscal cliff budget cuts at all costs. >>> the day after the election wall street took a beating. [ bell ] >> the white house is staying blue but stocks were in the red. the dow is down 312 to 12,932. its 81st worst day of the year. take a look
.8%. president obama is still traveling in asia today, where he is calling for continued political reforms. american pilots will vote again on a contract offer from the airline, which remains in bankruptcy. the pilots rejected a previous offer in august. and a quick check of gas prices shows the price of a gallon of unleaded dropped a couple of pennies last week, but is down dramaticaly from a month ago. let's get some trader thoughts now from scott bauer of trading advantage. happy monday morning to you scott. > > good morning angie. > > there is a lot of talk about this fiscal cliff as you know. but i am hearing that traders really believe there is already a backroom deal in the works. > > you know, that is what they say, and i tend to agree with that. there is no way, it's just inconceivable to think that something has not at least been in the works for a while. certainly there are no i's dotted or t's crossed, but something has been in the works for a while. keep this in mind: what's really important - and we saw the start of this last friday, when the two parties sat down with preside
was not on campus that day. >>> happening right now president obama is in cambodia. part of his three-day tour of asia. he arrived with secretary of clinton just two hours ago. he's there to attend a summit of the east asian nations before arriving in president obama he became the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar. also known as beer ma. >> i can tell you we always remain hopeful about the people of this country. about you. you gave us hope and we bore witness to your courage. >> while in myanmar he also met withon song seiche. she spent years under house arrest. he s she is now a member of parliament. >>> 4:33. the cross border attacks continue between israel and gaza despite international peace efforts. at least 84 palestinians have been killed by israeli air strikes over the last few days. and hamas militants continue to fire rockets into israel. most of which are intercepted by the iron dome defense system. >> when are the israelis going to understand the only way out of this conflict is to resolve it through political means once and all by ending their occupation and allowing
the damage and move forward. >>> new this morning, president obama is making the last stop of his whirlwind tour of southeast asia. he's now attending an east asian summit in cambodia. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the president is making history on this trip. alison? >> reporter: tori, he's the first american president to visit cambodia. here is a look at president obama's arrival for the east asia summit. white house officials say the president had a tense meeting earlier with the prime minister of cambodia because president obama spent most of the meeting raising concerns about human rights issues. president obama received an incredibly warm welcome and as he visited myanmar yesterday, the country had long been considered an outcast. the president praised its progress but made clear that the u.s. support would disappear if the democratic reforms were not continued. >> the flickers of process that we've seen mutt not be extinguished. they must continue and become a shining north store for all of the people. >> reporter: in myanmar president obama met with the r
predicted president obama would be re-elected and that the u.s. is not likely to fall off the fiscal cliff. there are lots of rumblings coming out of washington. let's turn to scott bauer of trading advantage to talk about this alleged fiscal cliff. what do you think - and good morning - deal or no deal, scott? > > good morning angie. yeah, there is going to be a deal. it may not be later this week, it may not be next week, but i think at a minimum we are going to see congress, the president, everyone say, you know what, we are on the table together here, and even if we have to extend this three months, six months, we are going to get it done. there is no way with the recovery that we have seen - and i'm not talking about the stock market recovery, i am talking more of the consumer sentiment recovery, housing recovery - with what we have seen the last quarter of this year, there is no way that the guys in washington can harm that or add anything to take the momentum away from that. it just won't happen. > let's talk about the stock market. what levels are you watching here? > > 1390 really
, president obama will address the nation this morning for the first time since being reelected. the president will speak from the white house at 10:05 our time this morning. coming up for you the at 5:15, the message the president is expected to give congress about how to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> also this morning, republican house speaker john boehner will hold his own news conference. he's expected to tell us the republican position on avoiding the fiscal cliff. boehner says he's the most reasonable guy in washington and believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election, but mitt romney's campaign advisor says president obama are will win the state. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama of course won the election without florida's 29 electoral votes. >>> time 5:07. we have rain and wet roads and sal we have crashes. i don't think you're going to have friday light today. >> i'm still hoping but i think you might be r
it will also be quiet. >> israel has 75,000 troops on stand by. >>> new this morning president obama is now in cambodia the third and last stop on his asian tour. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton just arrived two hours ago. it's the first visit ever by a u.s. president to cambodia. the other history making stop on president obama's trip coming up. >>> back here at home later this morning san francisco city officials will deal with a hot debate involving muni. muni has to decide what they will do with a multimillion dollar wind fall. ktvu tara moriarty is here now. says the big decision boils down to two options right tara? >> reporter: that is right. muni has to decide whether it wants to invest in making improvements to the system and hiring more operators or wants to let youths ride for free. we're here at the portal station. they will take center stage at a board of supervisors government audit. supervisor scott weiner is pushing for using the funds for maintenance. pointing out the agency has very poor performance rates. others would like to see 40,000 low income you
today president obama and republican candidate mitt romney used the numbers to their favor. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney see one number in two very different ways. just listen to their supporters chants. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> four more day, four more days, four more days. >> reporter: president obama and his running mate vice president joe biden focused on new jobs added to the economy. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we created 5.4 million new sector jobs. >> reporter: there are now more workers in america than there were when the president took office in january of 2009. but that includes an increase in the number of people who can only find part time work. mitt romney says look at a different number. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more than 10 million people can't find a job. p
romney's campaign and president obama's campaign. ktvu's ken pritchett in chicago and the three key swing states the president visited today. ken? >> reporter: the president will not arrive in chicago till after midnight so we talked to campaign volunteers. some from california here in chicago, focused on swing states. [ music playing ] >> reporter: president obama started his day with bruce springsteen in wisconsin. >> are you fired up? >> yeah. >> are you ready to go? >> yeah. >> reporter: then it was on to ohio with a final planned stop in iowa. in chicago, behind closed doors the stage was being set for his rally, will it be a victory or concession speech? >> i am scared. >> that was not unique. >> that is fantastic. >> reporter: volunteers were making final calls of the campaign. >> i think everyone is pulling together to get this done. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we
someone. 31 flights were canceled including connecticut and washington d.c. >>> president barack obama is back at the white house, no time to celebrate his victory. he has pressing issues, his family and president barack obama came back to the white house last night he urged them all to work together to cut through the gridlock and right now everybody is promising they will cooperate. >> let's challenge ourselves to rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our court tri. >> it is better -- country. >> it is better to dance than to fight. it is better to work together. everything does not have to be a fight. that is the way it has been the last couple of years. >> coming up, major challenge facing the president and the congress before the end of this year. how to stop the nation from going off a fiscal cliff. >>> we are just hours away from the highly anticipated outlets and several shoppers will be turning out in big numbers. we will have more about the warning about some traffic delays but we have a look at this new mall, claudine wong? >> reporter: yes, i am try
. president obama called solyndra a model of green technology and then went bankrupt later. >>> new health concerns about another type of energy product, this time it is the 5-hour energy which comes in a shot size bottle. ktvu's david stevenson tells us what led to the investigation. david? >> reporter: first, monster energy, now 5-hour energy is being scrutinized for possible link to injuries and deaths. >> reporter: she is a coordinator at ucsf and relies on 5-hour energy shots to give a boost. >> i try not to do it too often. only on days when i feel like i am sluggish. >> the food and drug administration is taking a closer look at the drink. they confirms to ktvu it received reports of 13 deaths and 30 reports of life threatening injuries since 2008. >> energy drinks are about two cups of coffee and kind of put together in a way that might encourage you to take multiple doses. >> reporter: they asked researchers to look into hundreds of cases involving a variety of energy drippings. he says large doses of -- energy drinks. he says large doses can set off heart conditions. >> adrenali
: it is down to the wire in a close election. president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are focusing on the battleground state in their last weekend -- battleground states in their last weekend. president obama honed in on the economic plan. >> asks the wealthiest americans to pay more. at the time the republican congress and a certain senate candidate by the name of mitt romney said bill clinton's plan would kill jobs. sounds familiar. doesn't it? turns out his math was just as bad then as it is now. >> mitt romney shot back. >> president obama tried to convince you the last four years have been a success. and so his plan for the next 4 years is to take all the ideas from the first term, the stimulus, borrowing, obama care and do them over again. he calls that plan forward. i call it forewarned. >> reporter: they hit the trail sunday, vice president joe biden spent the day in ohio. paul ryan in ohio, minnesota and colorado. it is not just about convincing undecided voters but to make sure all of their supporters go to the poles. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now,
night event. here in chicago. those invited are -- those that the obama campaign workers who live in chicago. chicago campaign workers but they volunteer to travel to neighboring swing states to campaign in the final day. that effort earned them a ticket here tonight. they are watching the returns come in and with them is a top democrat, the topical cal democrat, the attorney general. she said it's more important to get out the vote. . >> there is in ohio last election cycle we won by five votes per precinct. every vote matters. to vote is to express one's voice. so at this point i want to encourage everybody to get out and vote and then we can talk about how much we enjoyed the celebration later. >> reporter: of course in addition to the big question of who will win the other question is when will we know? talk to the campaign here they say they believe it'll be a long night. they believe we will have the answer to who will win this contest by tomorrow morning. chicago ken pritchett. ktvu. >> as we said polls closed in several more states just moments ago. >> ken wayne and hea
in oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening right now both president obama and mitt romney are making their way through the battleground states on their last day of campaigning before election tomorrow. this is a live picture out of sanford, florida where mitt romney has a first of series of rallies today. coming up at 6:15 where the candidates stand in the very latest polls. >>> time now 6:05. east coast elected officials are hoping the super storm sandy won't keep voters from the polls despite all of the power outages back there. chris christie says voters will be able to cast traditional paper ballots. even in the polling stations that lost power. new jersey voters that have been displaced by the big storm they'll have an option of faxing and i mailing in their ballots. voters in some new york counties can get an extra day to vote if the turnout falls below 25% due to the storm. >> you're all going to vote old school. that's the way it is. you will vote paper ballot. it will take us longer to count but everyone will have their opportunity to vote. >> we've got to
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